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boehner to then former house speaker newt gingrich, how well is boehner doing? i ask you, major garrett. >> this lots of ways to measure that. one is the polling data. for 12 polls for newt gingrich's he's negatives were always higher than his positives. john boehner's positives are yawl to his negatives so he's doing better in the polling with the american public. congress's approval rating though is lower now than it was in the mid-90s. congress is held in much higher contempt now than then. that's the outside the beltway analysis. the inside congress analysis is that this stage of speaker gingrich speakership he already had the contract of america through, to 10 high priority items sos he had more legislative victories than boehner does now. but that was the effective end of the gingrich speakership. and he had no follow-up and diminishing powers and -- boehner has taken a gradsistic approach, removing power from the speakership, giving it more to the chairmen, allowing legislation to move through the house, that is giving him gretzer confidence, getter latitude to strike deals some
gingrich. gingrich said he underestimated the reaction to the size of the advance. >> we're about to have the first republican congress in 40 years. and i did not want to walk in next wednesday, and give the bitter defenders of the old order something they could run around and yell about. >> reporter: gingrich aids defended their boss showing off a display of books including over republican leaders including al gore. one republican leader did not see the connection. >> the difference between mr. gingrich book deal, is that mr. gingrich was going to take an unprecedented $4.5 million from a man who has a direct interest in federal legislation and who has a case pending before the communication committee. >> reporter: among those expressing concern was then senate republican leader bob dole. when we come back, remembering another media empire by a man who also built himself a castle. william randolph dorf. i tell ya, i work a long day, every day. i hang my head out the window. oh man, we're delivering everything you can think of: plywood, cement. i, i enjoy the breeze on my tongue. well uh,
.5 million. gingrich $2 million. rick santory um not so much, $500,000. >> jon: $500,000 in the war chest. buh-bye. [laughter] sadly, that image is still only the second most unpleasant image you get when you google the name "santorum." go ahead. do it. do it right. now i can wait. now, what about that old silverback, newt gingrich. by the way, that's not a wildlife metaphor. he stopped shaving his back when he left congress. >> newt gingrich, what did he have $2.1 million? that's more than i thought he should have. >> there should be ans asterisk next to that because he's actually $1 million in debt. >> jon: okay, there could be a little asterisk there or you could change the mother to minus one million. either way it's a tip graphical issue. it's not going to hurt gingrich, unless he was out there ten weeks ago touting his fiscal bona fide. >> i am debt-free. if the u.s. government was as debt-free as i am, everybody in america would be celebrating. [laughter] >> jon: actually, per capita, we owe $45,000 per person, so the u.s. government is, in fact, in a lot less debt than you are. [l
me. >>> and i'll explain to newt gingrich why it's safe for him to sign a pledge he'll be faithful to his wife, his third wife. what's up, smart? oh, just booked a summer vaycay. ooo. sounds pricey? nah, with the hotels.com summer sale, you can find awesome deals for places nearby. interesting... wow, i'm blown away. you look great. hotels.com summer sale, save up to 30%. and get a free kindle. hotels.com. be smart. book smart. >> ( rooster crows ) >> by 2020, 50 billion network devices will roam the earth. that's seven devices per person. this will change how we work in ways we've never before imagined. what do you need to secure your people, their devices, and your business? a network that can evolve and grow to protect your human network. >>> michele bachmann signs a marital fidelity pledge in iowa. i'll explain to newt why it's safe for him to sign that thing in the rewrite. in fact, if you want to get ahead of me on this one, find the pledge online and study the footnotes. before we get to that, why did activists target michele bachmann's husband for an undercover investigatio
was president. john boehner to then former use speaker newt @@gingrich, how well is boehner doing? i ask you, major garrettí >> this lots of ways to measure that. one is the polling data. gingri's he's negatives were always higher an his positives. john boehnes positives are yawl to his negatis so he's doing@better in the@polling with the american public. congress's approval rating though is lower now than it was in the@mid-90s. congress is held in much higher ntempt now than then. analysis. the inside coress analysis is that this stage of speaker gingrich speakehip he already had the contract of america through, to 10 high priority items sos he had more legislative victories than ehner does now. but that was e fective end of the gingrich speakership. boehner has taken a gradsistic approach, removing power from the speakership, giving it@more to the chairmen, allowing legislation to move through the house, that is giving him latitude to strike deals some boehner internally is stronger and is probably going@to remain s(nger as a eaker an gingrich was. >> do you think all@of at which@ good r
for the last federal balanced budget is here. plus, newt gingrich joins us live from south carolina with the latest on his bid for the white house. we are on the road to 2012. hannity starts right here, right now. gop presidential candidate michelle bachmann's approval ratings are higher than ever. so is the media's hostility. whoopi goldberg slammed the congresswoman yesterday on the view for signing a statement acknowledging that african-american children were more likely to grow up in a two parent household before slavery was outlawed than they are in today's america. >> you don't know anything about how slaves raised their kids or why people were together. don't add stuff like that if you don't know what you are stucking -- you are talking about. thumb two, black, asian, white, some of us are single parents, some of us turned out okay. stop pointing the finger at single parents. i'm sick of people who don't know what the hell they are talking about! >> sean: keith ellisson also decided to get in on the action with >> these people who want to shrink government so you can drown it
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on the sidelines. >> mitt romney, 70% maxed out contributions. >> gingrich's campaign is $1 million in debt. >> and the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> in the last 24 hours, two high-level resignations. >> head of scotland yard resigned yesterday. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is said to face the scandal head-on tomorrow. >> now we move to david cameron. >> is cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> order. when are they going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday, david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with barack obama at the white house. a republican leadership aide said "the lines of communication are being k
. swiss cheese tweets, gingrich's big problem will be the women's vote. >> karen, take it away. >> i love crispy bacon. stay at home mom. the blinging it 187 says rim on twitser. >> we have murdgatroyd writing. >> diamond dave 56 on twitter. >> mr. germany writes. >> horse fly 1013 says. >> be strong tweeted "dog fart." >> jon: you know, that reminds me, dog fart's words today are as meaningful as they were then. is this so wrong? we want pundits vetted. i want to get my news from news people, not random people with an a.o.l. account. this way the facts can be vetted and processed with proper journalistic integrity and authority. >> grover nor worcester was newt gingrich's butt buddy. [laughter] >> jon: [bleeped] it. i hope lady big mac and dog fart get their own show. we'll be right back. als need to perform under pressu-". ♪ and essure can cause bq anyos"'s deodorant to fail. ♪ w) in9)oducing gill)á%" odor shield antipe$i4$"úntu@ unlir"-"$cl&ar deodorants, itar$imcxb n9jtraliz;i oi'r@z w ♪ 2@ 1@ in new body wash. wk >> jon: welcome back. my guest tonight, academy award-winnin
the number turns out to be one-fifth of that. former house speaker and big spend r newt gingrich ended the quarter over a million dollars in debt without the campaign buying any jewelry at all. the gingrich campaign owes nearly $1 million for the use of private jets. it was half a million dollars for the use of private jets. the name of the company gingrich uses for renting private jets is -- this is not a joke -- moby dick airways. joining me now is alex wagner, msnbc analyst and social impact reporter for the huffington post. alex, you're the only "last word" guest who could follow moby dick airlines. just go with it. when i saw we talked to the owner of moby dick airlines, of course i mean the staff of "the last word" today and we find out he bought the company in 2006. has no idea why it was named moby dick airlines. he should maybe tonight be thinking of something more jet-like. >> yeah. there are a lot of question marks over the gingrich campaign at this point, and moby dick airlines i think is high up there, if not in the top five. i think overall if we're talking about republic
hampshire must be more pleasant than beijing. in iowa, newt gingrich trailed a turquoise convertible behind michele bachmann. the candidates talked to anyone who would listen. >> who's on the ground, we're going to spend a whole lot of time in the state winning the hearts and minds of the residents. >> i spent my life in the real economy. if i'm president, i won't be doing 70 rounds of golf, i won't be blaming somebody else for my problems. >> they messed up the debt ceiling. they messed up health care. they're trying to mess up cap and trade with tax and kill. we need more people who have had political experience. >> they look as though the cliff is too steep. i am here to say, the lord does not need many. he does not need the biggest. he does not need the brightest. he takes what he has. he takes who he calls and equips them and up they go. they take with courage, they take the outpost. they defeat the few and they defeat the many. >> here's what i learned over the 4th of july holiday. romney and huntsman making it clear, new hampshire or bust. neither one of them in iowa. what is michele
. what did he say? >>guest: firing on all cylinders hearing from bachmann and gingrich and bachmann. gingrich says i understand the strategy to hang this on obama but he says, look unless you push and push and push them you will in the get anywhere so you have a three tiered way of asking or making obama ask for a debt cereal increases, gingrich says the media will forget it and dill get back page statement and not front and center so get everything you can get now, right up to the wire, enforce the house to vote in social security protection bill so that cannot be used and make the senate say gentleman or no. that is an interesting strategy. >>chris: but the other side knows you want to employ that. >>guest: not me. >>chris: they necessity they want to employ that strategy so they will in the give because they know at the 11th hour they will give in like they will give in and there will be a deal. >>guest: i will do what obama does, don't call my bluff. the meeting is over. >>chris: nothing more than cantor. >>guest: well, when you are the president of the united states, he is the
and i suspect he'll be able to deal with it. >> another candidate, former speaker night gingrich went on the record in new hampshire on a radio station. he sounded a little nostalgic with james' old boss. listen to this. >> bill clinton was willing to be practical. and we have very tough negotiations. we were able to sit down face to face and negotiate a deal, and he really went so much further to the sender than president obama is. and he was so much more flexible. i don't think there is any comparison. i don't think president obama is trying to impoe a fairse a fair radical version. >> looking back it a we didn't think of it at the time. now with we compare the two presidents, of course, bill clinton was a far years i don't remember president for the country. he passed trade bills, welfare reform, in the course of these discussions, complaining that the president obama's debt commission was not listened to. he was heard off camera saying to paul ryan, he mopes the defeat in new york 26 didn't result in what's happening here. that we don't do anything about medicare. yeah. president
lunch with newt gingrich. he took me to lunch and started -- he started planning my life for me during the lunch and writing down you need to write several books but impeachment is not your first book. you're first should be the one sandy told you about. i took his advice and quite frankly the reason i wrote the first book, rough edges, which talked about how i got to washington was he encouraged me. he thought it would be very inspirational and the book sold out. i still get people sending it to me eight years later to sign it which is very gratifying although i tend to find borrow copies -- the premise of the book is important to this story. my mom was not the traditional mother of a future congressman but a single mother raising four kids. she was a convicted felon who has been in and out of jail. are dropped out of high school in tenth grade. i went to work to support the family and so forth. i was running with a bad crop. we read getting in trouble with cars and all these things. at some point i decided if i am going to run for congress which was my goal from fourth grade i probab
, the romney, pawlenty, santorum, huntsman and gingrich and paul bachmann kaine and roemer. what is the minimum standard here? >> you've got to have some political experience unless you have won world war ii or the civil war. if you have zero years behind you if you're her man cain or keys you're out. >> i don't count house. >> i don't count house. for whatever reason the public does not seem to regard a house career as a squall fiction for president. >> that crosses out bachmann and paul and cain. now, who doesn't pass the test, the 14 years? in this case the stale ka candidates, gingrich and huntsman and roemer. >> i think we don't really have a test of that but given the benefit of the doubt, even as speaker of the house he's stale, 18 years, sorry mr. gring rich. >> that leads romney and pawlenty and huntsman. only one of those three guys is fresh enough in the announced field to be elected president? >> it's a very small field when you look at the freshness test. >> mitt romney ran in 1994 but by losing his clock didn't tick until 2002. >> you don't get stale until you get in there. >> at
, iowa, two other republicans shared the same parade route. newt gingrich and michelle bachmann, courting the same part of the state for conservatives. bachmann has been spending time in iowa after officially kicking off her campaign there and plans to spend a lot more time in the state that holds the first caucus. >> we love you. we'll be back soon. god bless you. >> as gingrich shook hands, he was asked about the partisan fighting in washington. and the down-to-the-wire fight over raising the debt ceiling. . >> i think they're going to pass a debt ceiling. then the question will be whether the president will sign it. >> why are we pushing it to crisis for the whole niegs naigs? sdsh nati -- nation? >> rick santorum is also in iowa marching in parades there today. >> thanks so much for that. now to a critical challenge. >> americans are still dying in iraq. iranians may have some of that blood on their hand. here's chris florence. >> 16 american troops died in iraq last month, more than anytime in the past two years. u.s. military officials indirectly blame iran for their deaths. >> most
the political desk in washington. joe, newt gingrich praises texas governor rick perry again? >> well, you know, it's the kind of thing that gives you a little bit of an update. he's a republican presidential candidate, newt gingrich is, and he is praising rick perry, who might be a republican presidential candidate, at least at some point. so during a question and answer session in charleston, apparently, newt gingrich weighed in once again about rick perry. gingrich was asked who was the second best candidate for the republican nomination, and he pointed out that rick perry and he are best friends, a great friend. he also said perry wrote the forward to gingrich's book. he called him a terrific job creator. and he said he'd be a formidable candidate were he to get into the race. it's not really surprising except for the fact that, when a bunch of people abandoned gingrich's campaign, questioning his work ethic, his commitment to fund-raising, those people were advisers to rick perry, and some of them are even in place now looking at whether it would be a good idea for rick perry to run. you'v
criticized by his base. gingrich was critical of it. house republicans were as well. not sure the long-term play. but it's embraced by democrats. we'll see how it goes. >> bret: right. for house speaker boehner -- i tried to press him on this -- whether it's like throwing him under the bus. what did you think of his response? >> he doesn't want to talk about it. he says it's a backup plan. extremely complicated, number one. might be clever by half. he is saying we'll give the president authority to raise debt limit all by ourself, over our disapproval so when he does we will be on record opposing the debt ceiling increase but we will have given him the authority to raise it himself the he sends us the right amount of spending cuts. >> bret: here is the trick. if he vetoes. >> no, he has to veto it to work. anytime you have to explain something, maybe not the best proposal. >> bret: bottom line, it could happen, debt increase could happen with no spending cut. >> right. you give the president, the congress has the power of the purse and they want to keep the control. all of a sudden you
and to newt gingrich and bill clinton while you were in the white house. >> and they studied that history as they were taking office coming around this time around. i know speaker boehner and e t republicans have. >> and what was the lesson? i thought the lesson was because gingrich went too far -- >> th isn't top-down, i don't think: >> it's not leadership down. >> i think he would cut a deal. this is bottom-up. >> so if you look at the way that the president has handled this, having lived in the white house, having worked in the white house, did he as best he could? >> we're not threw it yet i think that what he has done rit is that he had t get caught trying hard to solve this. >> the paper as you know said president after press conference moves to the center and tries to command the center. has he done that. >> that's when presidents win. >> has he done that though? looking like, i have these two extremes and i'm sitting here trying to be the great compromiser? >> i think pretty much and he has rankled a lot of democrats by doing it. you certainly saw it last week as you were just men
memories cite the degree to which the house speaker, newt gingrich then, john boehner today, exercised control over their own caucuses. scot lilly, now a senior fellow at the center for american progress, argues gingrich could more easily forge a deal because gingrich was more involved than boehner in recruiting the freshmen. >> he was timetable bring them along. he was part of their revolution in a way. speaker boehner is seen, i think, within the conference as a more moderate voice. i think he's not as trusted by the conservative elements within his -- within the republican conference. >> analysts also cited the rise of the internet, which serves some say to inflame opinion on both sides and make compromise more difficult, and the economy. the unemployment rate in 1995 was a little over 5.5%. in washington, james rosen, fox news. >> president obama will announce new fuel economy standards friday. the associated press reports the new target for cars and light trucks will be 54 1/2 miles per gallon by 2025. that is down from the administration's initial proposal of 56.2. >>> the debt c
, of the house republicans makes the gingrich years and the gingrich majority look like the berkeley city council. you can laugh at those things, but i'm concerned because i think the house of representatives is pretty dysfunctional. john boehner can't put his votes together. eric cantor, who does most of the speaking and perhaps much of the thinking of the house, thinking on some terms, is so captive of the far right that even if john boehner puts something on the floor with 150 democrats to do what we need to do to raise the debt ceiling, boehnor is afraid for his job with cantor lurking on the sidelines, standing in front of 100 or 125 republicans, so i'm very concerned. putting aside that, what they have simply failed to do, they won their elections talking about jobs, lost jobs in this country, lost jobs over the last three years, and they seem to have no solutions other than that kind of end fighting, so i'm very concerned about that half of the legislative branch of our government being able to do much of anything, and that concerns me. it concerns moody's, obviously, and their rating, rat
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